MONSTA X’S KIHYUN TAKES LISTENERS ON AN UNFORGETTABLE MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH HIS MELLIFLUOUS TUNES ON HIS SOLO DEBUT ALBUM VOYAGER!
This God of K-Pop has arrived and majestically at that! MONSTA X’s main vocalist Kihyun has made his much-awaited solo debut with his first single album VOYAGER which features three captivating tracks that prove just why this multifaceted idol owns the aforementioned moniker in every sense of the term.
With VOYAGER, the vocalist elucidates his story and journey as an artist. Through the unfeigned melodies of the songs, he manifests his voyage to another realm where he meets his version who lives in that world. Kihyun charms with his musical genius as he plays the role of a guide, inviting listeners into this world that showcases a different side to him through his own brand of music.
The album spotlights Kihyun’s distinct musicality and color through each of the songs. VOYAGER is undeniably a testament to the MONSTA X member’s visionary state of mind as it sees the handsome singer unravel his journey and evolution as an artist.
Each of the songs gives an insight into Kihyun’s unique worldview that he relays with his sui generis sounds and magical voice, with utter finesse and like the nonpareil storyteller he is.
Kihyun evinces his potential as a powerhouse soloist with this classic pop-rock number that highlights his high-octane tenor with absolute dynamism. “VOYAGER” is a sophisticated and strong lead number that sees the stellar vocalist delve into the world of his dreams.
Taking on the role of a traveler, he takes listeners on an indelible and evocative expedition with this extraordinary tune that brings forth a sense of tranquility. Kihyun’s vocals layer with the guitar-percussion arrangement in a euphonious manner as he sings of love, comparing it to a feeling of liberation and freedom a voyager experiences.
Kihyun elucidates through this track that love isn’t something that ties one down but rather is something akin to a pacific realm, stirring hearts as he croons, “Feeling like a voyager, I’m free | The relaxation of my red-hot life | I can feel the fluster I’ve been forgetting | The paradise I’ve been dreaming: so beautiful”.
Right off the bat, it is quite evident that this is one track that is bound to break that repeat button on everyone’s playlists! A sonorous soft guitar and synth melody back Kihyun’s dulcet vocals with an utmost delicacy which definitely renders this lyrical track a treat for the ears.
“,(COMMA)” also reveals Kihyun’s unique sensibility and unexcelled musicality, being as it is the first track written by the singer himself. The sweet artist’s vocals stir a wistful yet warm ambiance as he conveys his profound views.
Through lines like, “I wanna breathe even for a bit | Be a small island in my heart
In a boring sentence | Be a small point for me to rest, please”, he analogizes the comma as a grammatical pause to the need to have a moment to breathe and find oneself, especially during the tough times.
Serving as the perfect conclusion to VOYAGER, Kihyun kindles a mystifying vibe with this impassioned track. “RAIN” is a song that compares the feelings of separation to pouring rain. The track is captivating, to simply say so. It rouses an enigmatic atmosphere with its synth-heavy bass beat that delivers the ace artist’s raw emotions.
This melancholic track sees Kihyun takes breaths away with his high-powered, golden vocals. The lachrymose sentiment of the song’s lyrics is amplified in a striking manner owing to the talented musician’s compelling tonality. Moreover, Kihyun’s voice adds to the magnetism of the explosive and dramatic chorus that eloquently expresses his languished feelings in a powerful way.
Overall, with VOYAGER, Kihyun redefines versatility as he paints the world of music with his own unique color.
It is definitely not an overstatement to aver that the album stands as a testement to his authenticity as a musical genius while it also spotlights his all-round artistry in an aesthetic way. With the release, he proves his mettle as a multitalented idol through his distinctive musical style that emphasizes his exquisite vocals superbly.
It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that post this release, Kihyun undeniably raises anticipations for what’s to come in his future projects!
MUSIC VIDEO MUSINGS
Staying true to its title, the music video for “VOYAGER” sees Kihyun taking an insightful journey. The powerhouse artist is seen cruising through various locations – all, from a press conference to a diner and highway, to make the world meet the different sides of him.
Unfolding his voyage, Kihyun not only dazzles with his harmonious voice but also entrances like the absolute stunner that he is. The vocalist travels through the breezy clip before meeting a live band in a warehouse-like setting where he delivers a powerful performance – showcasing that he is a perfect rockstar in every sense of the term!
All in all, with the video as well as the album as a whole, the charming vocalist undeniably establishes himself as an irreplaceable artist with a clean tone and unparalleled flair.
Photos | Video Credits: Starship Entertainment